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Kelly Hart Receives National Rankings from 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Kelly Hart earned top tier rankings in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings, including four national rankings and 28 first-tier metropolitan rankings.

The 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list ranked Kelly Hart in 33 different practice areas.  Firms included in the list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas.  To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.   Awards were given in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan practice areas. 

The full list of Kelly Hart’s "Best Law Firm" rankings is detailed below.

National Tier 3
Appellate Practice
Corporate Law
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law

Metropolitan Tier 1
Austin
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Oil & Gas Law

Dallas/Fort Worth
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Natural Resources Law
Nonprofit / Charities Law
Oil & Gas Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Great Plains
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law

New Orleans
Energy Law
Litigation - Environmental
Oil & Gas Law

Metropolitan Tier 2
Austin
Banking and Finance Law
Energy Regulatory Law
Government Relations Practice
Natural Resources Law

Baton Rouge
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Dallas/Fort Worth
Banking and Finance Law
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Real Estate
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Trusts & Estates Law

Great Plains
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

New Orleans
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Metropolitan Tier 3
Austin
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Baton Rouge
Real Estate Law

Dallas/Fort Worth
Labor Law - Management
Labor Law - Union
Securities / Capital Markets Law


Marianne M. Auld
Managing Partner

"We are proud of our 40 year history, during which we attracted more than 160 attorneys who have brought to this firm the knowledge, experience and expertise to practice at the highest level. We look forward to the future and building on our legacy of success."
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